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East Los Angeles College wrestling team shocks No. 11

By Tadzio Garcia   It came down to the last match of the evening. The unusual large crowd of 200 were standing and screaming. Both teams were standing including the Rio Hondo College coaches, who were in a position they probably didn’t anticipate—a possible loss to their rival. Enter the heavyweights –  ELAC’s Julian Zuniga, ranked No. 7 in the state, and Javier Gonzalez of Rio Hondo College, winners of…

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QSA raises awareness

By Danny Vasquez It seems these days as though the use of the word “gay” is used in a negative way when coming out of student’s mouths around East Los Angeles College. Students use slang when speaking among each other. These days, the phrase “that’s so gay” is really popular. When students use the phrase “that’s so gay” they are using it in a negative way  to explain the emotion of…

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ELAC journalists take top honors

  By Megan Perry Staff members from the East Los Angeles College Campus News won 11 awards and one contest at the 2012 Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California conference. The 2012 spring semester’s ELAC Campus News staff brought home two General Excellence awards, one for the print edition and one for online journalism. The print edition scored a total of 97 out of 125 points in 25 categories in various aspects of…

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East L.A. College men’s soccer wins 6-1

  By Liliana Marquez   A brace from Adolfo Larios and well-taken finishes from Salvador Medrano, Daniel Llanos, David Farias and Christian Altamira over El Camino College Compton Center gave the Huskies a 6-1 win last Tuesday, Oct. 9 on Husky turf. The win moves the East Los Angeles College into fifth place in the South Coast Conference standings. Compton’s Alfredo Munguia opened the scoring in the 12th minute. Three minutes later,…

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Locals observe Dia de los Muertos

By Yesenia Martinez   The 39th annual Dia de los Muertos festivities were celebrated by Self Help Graphics & Art with their workshop for at least 60 volunteers. The art being decorated and made in the workshops is for their Nov. 2 celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). One of the workshops was Dia de los Muertos mascara (mask) decorating with Becky Cortez.  There were all…

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Avoid transferring problems

  By Cristina Galvan   With college admission deadlines around the corner, students should be aware of the different requirements. Most classes offered at East Los Angeles College are transferable to the Cal State Universities and colleges of California, and by completing certain coursework such as the intersegmental general education transfer curriculum, (IGETC), students fulfill the general requirements for these schools. Many of these schools have different requirements and different…

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Smoking ban does more harm than good

  By Sergio Berrueta Smoking in colleges has not been a problem for years, but lately colleges and universities across the nation are constantly implementing a smoking ban. This trend may be taken as a good thing and (East Los Angeles College) has already taken a part in it. Students are clamoring to find out why implementing a smoking ban is being considered. The main reason is to keep a safe…

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Education depends on Proposition 30

  By Megan Perry Life for students gets tougher and rougher as the semesters stack up. The fight for courses gets more vicious, the need for supplies deepens and staying in school gets harder by the day. Last month, the Board of Governors approved new Title 5 regulations, which puts a 100-unit cap on priority registration. In addition to that, the East Los Angeles College Academic Senate just recently approved a policy…

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Student Services re-open lactation room on main campus for nursing mothers

By Veronica Hurtado The reopening of the lactation room, E1-138, in the Student Services building for nursing mothers brings forth issues the school faces to comply with federal and state labor laws. Nursing mothers on campus have access to the lactation room after a member of the Work Environment Committee questioned last Tuesday whether the college provides the federal and state mandated service to employees, and services that could be extended…

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